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5 mins Smart Floors
Part of the series Engineering in Science Learning about interactive smart floors in KS3/4 engineering


Engineering in Science
From interactive smart floors to testing golf clubs and using motion capture to help athletes win medals; find out how cutting-edge engineering is used in science in this series for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 lessons
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Secondary physics videos

15 mins The Nuclear Physicist
Part of the series The Teaching Challenge
Nuclear physicist Paul Stevenson spends months examining the largest and smallest objects in the universe, but can he inspire a GCSE science class?
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15 mins Buildings
Part of the series Sustainability in California
This programme focuses on the different ways of making sustainable buildings for the future in California.
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15 mins The Forces of Nature
Part of the series In Search Of Giants
Can everything that happens in the universe be explained in terms of just three forces? Particle physicist Dr Brian Cox talks us through the history of our scientific understanding, revealing why scientists have come to believe this.
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15 mins The Building Blocks of Matter
Part of the series In Search Of Giants
Dr Brian Cox explains why scientists from all over the world are swarming to the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest particle physics laboratory.
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15 mins How Science Works - Bad Vibes
Part of the series How Science Works
Acoustic engineer Professor Trevor Cox has developed a far-reaching internet experiment to discover the worst sound in the world.
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60 mins The Quantum Tamers - Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future
A documentary exploring how developments in quantum technology will transform our lives, from teleportation to observing subatomic particles.
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15 mins KS3/4 Science - Demonstrating Physics: Electrostatics
In this programme, David Richardson from the Institute of Physics continues with more physics experiments for the staff at St. James Catholic High School in London.
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30 mins KS3/4 Science - Demonstrating Physics: Radioactivity
How can teachers safely demonstrate radioactivity experiments at the same time as engaging their students? David Richardson from the Institute of Education shows three teachers from different backgrounds how they can handle radioactive resources safely, and ...
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20 mins DIY Whiteboard - Magnetism
Roberto Perini, at Queens Park Community School, works with film director Steve Lowe to produce original whiteboard material for a lesson about magnetism. Steve, who is also a designer of television commercials and music videos, uses desktop-based computer ...
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15 mins KS3/4 Science - Physics for Non-Physicists: Electricity
Electricity at Key Stage 3 can be a difficult subject, so Steve Hearn from the Institute of Physics shows a group of non-specialist physics teachers from the London Borough of Barnet how best to approach it. He introduces them to a torch with no batteries ...
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